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Human Nutrition

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Didactic Program in Dietetics Option

ACEND Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics

Students completing Winthrop University’s Didactic Program in Dietetics meet or exceed the minimum academic requirements of the Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. ACEND is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The address and phone number of ACEND are: 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, (312) 899-4876. Students will be prepared to work as entry-level dietitians after completing an accredited internship.

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition - Didactic Program in Dietetics Option 

General Education Courses

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Critical Skills    
Writing and Critical Thinking Skills    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking, & Writing

3

Quantitative Skills    
MATH 105 or 150 or 151 or 201  

3

Logic/Language/Semiotics    
Foreign Language At the 102 level

3-4

MATH 141 Finite Probability and Statistics

3

Oral Communication See approved list  
Technology See approved list

3

Skills for a Common Experience and Thinking across Disciplines  
HMXP 102 The Human Experience: Who Am I?

3

Global Perspectives See approved list

3

Historical Perspectives See approved list

3

Developing Critical Skills Applying them to Disciplines  
Natural Science

NUTR 221 Human Nutrition

3

CHEM 106/108 Gen Chemistry II

4

Social Science*  
SOCL 101, 201 or ANTH 201 Social Problems, Princ of Soc or Cultural Anthropology

3

PSYC 101 General Psychology

3

  See approved list

3

Humanities and Arts* See approved list; two courses from two different subject areas

6

*A total of 15 hours must be met from these 2 categories    
Intensive Writing    
NUTR 494 Seminar in Human Nutrition

3

Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met by other requirements

0-3

Requirements in Major  

63-66

NUTR 226 Orientation to Dietetics

1

 
NUTR 227 Medical Terminology

1

 
NUTR 231 and NUTR 232 Food Composition/Lab

3

 
 
NUTR 370 Food and Nutrition in Cultural Perspective

3

 
NUTR 371 Foodservice Systems

3

 
NUTR 421 Nutrition through the Life Span

3

 
NUTR 427 Principles of Clinical Nutrition

3

 
NUTR 428 Community Nutrition

3

 
NUTR 471 Institutional Foodservice Procurement and Production

3

 
NUTR 480 Nutrition Education Theory & Practice

3

 
    NUTR 490A or NUTR 490C Internship Experience

1-3

 
 
NUTR 518 Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab

1

     
NUTR 520 Sports Nutrition

3

 
NUTR 521 Nutrition and Metabolism

3

 
NUTR 523 Food Science Principles

3

 
NUTR 524 Sensory and Objective Evaluation of Foods

1

 
NUTR 527 Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

 
BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

 
BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

 
CHEM 301 or CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry I, Essentials of Organic Chemistry

3-4

 
 
PSYC 206 Developmental Psychology

3

     
Select 6 hours from:  

6

ACCT 280 Intro to Financial Accounting

 

ATRN 510 Pharmacology & Drug Education  
GRNT 300 Intro to Gerontology  
NUTR 520 Sports Nutrition  
PSYC 213 Abnormal Psychology  
     
 
Foreign Language Requirement  

0-4

General Electives  

0-5

Total  

124-127


† Students completing the required program in BS Human Nutrition must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college-level. This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite. A maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

ACEND Didactic Program in Dietetics verification from Winthrop University requires completion of the BS degree in Human Nutrition with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in major courses and an overall minimum grade point average of 2.8.  DPD students may not take NUTR courses on the S/U basis unless the course is graded that way. While students may graduate with a BS degree in Human Nutrition, only students meeting the above criteria will receive an ACEND Verification Statement which allows graduates to apply to ACEND accredited dietetic internship programs.

At least 32 semester hours of NUTR courses above the 299 level must be completed at Winthrop University. A maximum of 12 hours of NUTR-equivalent courses above the 199 level may be transferred into the major from another ACEND-accredited institution with approval from the Director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics. Any additional transfer hours must be approved by the DPD Director, Department Chair, and Nutrition faculty.  No credit will be accepted for NUTR courses greater than ten years old.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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